Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Bonn / Berlin, Germany

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) is the largest and oldest German political foundation. Headquartered in Bonn and Berlin, it the oldest organisation for the promotion of democracy and political education in Germany. Its main areas of activity are political and civic education, international development cooperation, research and scientific analysis in central policy areas, the promotion of social values, dialogue and interchange between social and political actors and the donation of scholarships for students and post graduates at German universities.

FES has 107 offices, 617 employees and offers programmes and activities in more than 100 countries. Its network of offices is one of the most important non-governmental global infrastructures for the promotion of democracy and international dialogue on international politics. FES supports trade unions, civil society, and public institutions. Its activities are usually state funded with additional private revenues from funds and donations. While most of our public funding is project-related, FES also receives institutional subsidies from federal government funds.

FES holds the EFQM-Label Committed to Excellence (certified by the European Foundation of Quality Management).